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Marc Loftus

Marc Loftus is the Senior Editor and Director of Web Content for Post Magazine. He has been with the monthly publication since 1992, reporting on new technologies and creative techniques relating to film, television and commercial post production. In that time, he has witnessed the transition from linear to nonlinear, analog to digital, stereo to surround, SD to HD, tape-based to file-based, and 2D to 3D. Marc is a graduate of The New York Institute of Technology.

Author Articles

  • Animation: 'Hotel Transylvania 2'
    Animation: 'Hotel Transylvania 2'

    Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation release Hotel Transylvania 2 on September 25th — a follow up to the popular 2012 animated feature about a place where monsters go to relax, away from the ...

    September 10, 2015

  • Primetime: Fox's 'Empire'
    Primetime: Fox's 'Empire'

    Fox’s Empire had a very successful first season, receiving three Emmy nominations, including “Lead Actress in a Drama Series” for Taraji P. Henson’s portrayal of Cookie Lyon. The powerful family drama ...

    September 10, 2015

  • Music Video: Kendrick Lamar — 'Alright'
    Music Video: Kendrick Lamar — 'Alright'

    LOS ANGELES – Ntropic (www.ntropic.com) colorist Trevor Durtschi worked closely with London Alley Entertainment director Colin Tilley, and DPs Rob Witt and Corey Jennings to create a dramatic black an ...

    August 18, 2015

  • VFX: Starz's 'Black Sails'
    VFX: Starz's 'Black Sails'

    Starz’s hit series Black Sails premiered in early 2014 and recently completed airing its second season. Set in the 1700s, during the golden age of piracy, the show fictionalizes real-life pirates, inc ...

    August 10, 2015

  • Summer Movies: 'Terminator Genisys'
    Summer Movies: 'Terminator Genisys'

    MPC Film (www.moving-picture.com) spent a year producing visual effects for the new Terminator Genisys film, but the studio’s involvement dates back even further. MPC and its VFX supervisor Gary Broze ...

    July 3, 2015

  • VFX: 'Mad Max: Fury Road'
    VFX: 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

    SYDNEY — Mad Max: Fury Road, the new feature from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, marks the return of director George Miller, who created the original and hugely-popular Mad Max/R ...

    May 29, 2015

  • 'Poltergeist': The Dub Stage mixes paranormal feature
    'Poltergeist': The Dub Stage mixes paranormal feature

    BURBANK, CA — The Dub Stage (www.thedubstage.com) provided mixing services for the new Poltergeist film from 20th Century Fox, which opened in theaters on May 22nd. The film was directed by Gil Kenan ...

    May 27, 2015

  • Primetime: Fox's 'Wayward Pines'
    Primetime: Fox's 'Wayward Pines'

    LOS ANGELES — Fox’s new 10-episode series Wayward Pines saw its broadcast debut on May 14th, but viewers that downloaded the “Fox Now” app were able to watch the entire episode online two weeks earlie ...

    May 15, 2015

  • Director's Chair: Henry Hobson — 'Maggie'
    Director's Chair: Henry Hobson — 'Maggie'

    Director Henry Hobson recently completed work on his first feature: Maggie, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin. The film is set in a post-apocalyptic world where vegetation has died, e ...

    May 8, 2015

  • Trixter creates Quicksilver, Ultron Mark I for 'Avengers'
    Trixter creates Quicksilver, Ultron Mark I for 'Avengers'

    MUNICH, GERMANY — Trixter (www.trixter.de), which has German offices in Munich and Berlin, as well as Los Angeles, was responsible for more than 300 VFX shots that appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron. T ...

    May 5, 2015

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